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RATINGS: 263   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 13   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Boulevard’s Love Child Series of "wild" ales are barrel-aged with such boisterous cultures as Lactobaccillus and Brettanomyces. These wayward offspring can prove so complex that we employ gauges on the label to convey the intensity of three key personality traits, Funk, Sour, and Fruit, presenting a picture of the ale at the time it was released. It will change as it ages, but don’t we all? Oak barrels were used to age the majority of beer used for Love Child No. 3—with beer aged from 16 months to nearly six years. Another portion of the beer spent 11 months in stainless tanks, souring on Lactobacillus. While very tart, the sourness is short-lived and the beer finishes dry with a trace of oak. Color (EBC) 59 Bitterness (IBUs) 13 Original Gravity (Plato) 19.1 Terminal Gravity (Plato) 1.84 Alcohol (ABV) 9.5 CO2 - Bottles 6 g/


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2014
750ml bottle split with the wife celebrating the birth of our twins. We now have 3 love childs. A - Pours a murky with a small head. S - Smells sour, acidic lacto, mild dusty funk, sharp damp wood, sour orchard fruit, apples, berry tartness, some peppery notes, whiskey soaked wood. The aroma of old furniture woods comes out when warmed up. T - Puckering sour upfront, acidic fruit, unsweetened cranberry juice, tart cherries, apple skins, lemons, sharp salty cheese, a rounding whiskey and wood slowly sneaks out as it warms. The finish has a snappy pepperness to it, but closes crisp and clean. M - Sour with an acidic bite, mild effervescent carbonation that smooths out as it sets. This packs a pretty sour punch. The tartness puckers your taste buds, scrubs the palate bringing with it complex esters, leaving behind light whiskey and old wood. Very nice roundness with crisp and snappy finish. I wish I would have bought more. Serving type: bottle 01-11-2014


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nische (1649) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours cloudy red with off white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Highly tart aroma with vinegar, strawberry, cherry, cranberry and balsamic vinegar. Tart taste with light citrus, cranberry and cherry. Clean tartness with light vinegar. Slightly tart finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1179) - Iowa, USA - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle. Pours cloudy red with some off white head. Nose is light tart. Taste is like a nice port. Mildly sour. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Svesse (7630) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity, sour nose with caramel, sour grapes, some balsamic vinegar, oak wood, dry white wine (Chardonnay?), grapefruit, barnyard, plums and apricots. Fruity, tart taste with notes of sour cherries, caramel, balsamic vinegar, red fruit, grapefruit, raspberries, oak wood and a dry and tart finish. Almost full body, dry. Excellent sour ale in brilliant balance. Lots of sour fruits, with alcohol well hidden. Brilliant stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PriorL (3042) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2016
75cl bottle. APPEARANCE : clear dark blond beer. Small unstable white head. NOSE : sour fruity, TASTE : sour, fruity, very balanced, really sour aftertaste. Lots of lactic taste

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
justsayswell (260) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle. BBY date 02/15. Pours a lovely ruby brown. Small initial head followed by a rush of fine bubbles to form a nice medium cappuccino colored head. Nose is vinous and woody. Mouthfeel is light to medium and effervescent. Taste is an explosion of fruit flavors-- tart cherry, lemon, plum, apricot, followed by oak, caramel, and a lingering, slightly boozy sourness in the finish. An exceptional brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (3581) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. It poured a copper color with a small white head. The aroma was sweet with some caramel, cherry, lemon and oak. The taste was similar to the aroma with cherry, lemon, plum and more oak. A little sour, but still very good.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5289) - Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2015
bottle, awesome sour. Lots of sweet tart flavors, Lactose and clean tartness, light on vinegar, rich molasses and caramel in there. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6232) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 19, 2015
750 ml bottle, probably from Vinmonopolet Kvadrat. ABV is 9.5%. Hazy orange to brown colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, lemons, oak and bourbon. Sour / acidic flavour, red wine vinegar and lemons galore, also hints of oak and bourbon - an unusual combination. This must be the "whiskey sour" of the beer world.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9243) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Aged 750 cc. Hazy gold pour with off-white head. Nose is hops, citrus, lactic tartness, apricot. Tastes tart, lactic, with notes of fruit, citrus, hops, and a smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (2323) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2015
June 19, 2015 - bottle from somewhere. Light brown pour with limited head. Sour, fruit and wood in aroma and taste.


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